Manila American Cemetery and Memorial | Things to do in Taguig City-Metro Manila

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The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial bears witness to the true cost of war. With more than 17 thousand graves and 36 thousand names of the missing, this cemetery is the largest World War II graveyard in the world. The American Cemetery is laid out on a plateau at the Fort Bonifacio, overlooking city buildings, Laguna de Bay, distant mountains at the north, and the slums of Taguig. Composed of more than 16 thousand American and 500 Filipino troops, the graves are divided alphabetically into 11 burial plots, arranged into concentric rings. At the center of the rings is the American Memorial, which contains the chapel, the four rooms walled with 25 WWII mosaic maps, and the numerous limestone tablets engraved with the names of the missing. The chapel, also made of limestone, displays the relief sculpture of St. George fighting the enemy dragon.
Open: Daily, 9am - 5pm
Address: 1 Lawton Ave., Fort Bonifacio, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Fee: Free (requires ID)
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Nearby attractions

Philippine Army Museum
Attraction
0.96 km away

Six imposing army trucks and tanks stand sentinel outside the Philippine Army Museum. Along with a range of artilleries, the open-air exhibit is a striking prelude to the two-storey museum inside. The museum keeps seven small galleries, the highlight of which is the Diorama gallery on the second floor.

The Diorama gallery is a life-sized representation of five of the most important events that shaped the Philippine Army's history. The five scenes are depicted in realistic wooden figures, staged in winding hallways that are spare, compact, and dark in some sections, lending an air of a military outpost. The dioramas chronicle milestones in the nation's struggle for freedom against foreign colonizers--from enlistment to the Sandatahan during the Katipunan, to the Liberation of Manila in 1945.

Founded in 1976, the Philippine Army Museum aims to record and preserve the history of the Philippine Army and its achievements. 

The Mind Museum
Attraction
1.41 km away

The leading science museum in the Philippines, The Mind Museum is an interactive learning playground with 250 exhibits and two outdoor parks. Inside, the museum is divided into five galleries. From the infinitely small to the infinitely big, the galleries are the Atom Gallery, Life Gallery, Technology Gallery, Earth Gallery, and the Universe Gallery. Some of its many features include the world's most complete dinosaur fossil (a tyrannosaurus rex named Stan), an enlarged molecular structure of a chocolate, a life-size model of the baby blue whale, a simulation of the Hubble Space Telescope, and enlarged version of the human brain. Outside The Mind Museum building, visitors can either play in the Science-in-the-Park or hangout in the zen-inspired JY Campos Park. The museum itself looks like a silver spaceship that just landed in the center of Taguig's business district.

Heroes' Cemetery (Libingan ng mga Bayani)
Attraction
2.10 km away

The Heroes' Cemetery, more commonly known as Libingan ng mga Bayani, is a 142-hectare graveyard, landscaped with manicured lawns, large trees, monuments, and stone pillars. Interred in its grounds are fallen Filipino heroes, soldiers, patriots, statesmen, National Artists, and National Scientists . These include Philippines' past Presidents Diosdado Macapagal and Carlos Garcia; Vice Presidents Arturo Tolentino and Salvador Laurel; and other notable personalities such as Blas Ople, Fe Del Mundo, and Carlos Romulo. Built in 1947, the Heroes' Cemetery is dedicated to the brave men and women who brought honor and pride to the country, and those who died for freedom and democracy.

Things to do nearby

Explore BGC with Bambike
₱1200.00
Experience
Local sightseeing
1.07 km away

Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is considered the best master-planned and most organized city in the whole Metro Manila. Amidst cool green buildings and fun green parks are colorful graffiti, art installations, and sculptures made by different local and international artists. Going on a bambike tour of the city is a great way to see BGC's hidden art pieces. You get to make new friends too!

Rent a Siklesa for your Manila Tour
₱500.00
Experience
Outdoor adventure
2.61 km away

Feel the breeze and have a 360-degree view of your journey in Manila with the FAME award-winning Siklesa! Conceptualized by entrepreneur Lorenzo Vega and architect Jaime Recto, Siklesa is a kalesa-inspired carriage that marries contemporary technology and classic Filipino design. Its handwoven banig cover is represented in each subculture in the Philippines, making it a symbol that unifies the archipelago. Get a feel of this one-of-a-kind joy ride in Manila and see travel destinations of your choice in the city! You can also try Siklesa for a two-hour ride for the journey itself already is an unforgettable experience. The tour includes free pick up (private tour packages) and drop off from one point in the metro.

Explore Makati with Bambike
₱1200.00
Experience
Biking and hiking
3.26 km away

Get to know what's happening in the hippest part of town! Learn about the country's main financial district and the lives of everyday Filipinos. Will also tell you about the best spots to eat and drink around Poblacion. Start and finish the tour at Z Hostel. At the end of the tour we will also take you up the the Z Hostel's roof deck for drinks and more information about the city.

Where to stay

Affordable Event Space in Taguig
₱24000.00

The event space has a seating capacity of 150 people and comes serviced with a bar, pantry area for food preparation, small private rooms for booths, sufficient power outlets for lights and sounds systems, and WIFI Connection.

BGC Boutique Hostel & Dorm - Makati
₱500.00

Being one of the newest yet most affordable competitive boutique hostel in Makati, we provide a wide range of services guaranteed to satisfy your needs whether you’re a business guest, an adventurous traveller or backpacker. As a BGC guest, you will enjoy our complimentary wireless Internet available in all our guest rooms and hostel facilities. All guests also can avail the enjoyable and convenient 24 hours access to the Guest Lounge, which offers free use of microwave oven, unlimited movie channels, working stations, business center services; as well as a dedicated and congenial front desk officer.

Vista Apartelle
₱1800.00
Hotels and homes
2.66 km away

Vista Apartelle makes your business or leisure trip convenient and pleasant by providing you with warm hospitality on top of comfortable accommodations.

Located at the corner of Magsaysay Avenue and Barangay Guadalupe Nuevo, Vista Apartelle has all the basic requirements guests look for in an accommodation: comfy guestrooms, impeccable service, and great location. The major thoroughfare of EDSA is just a stone's throw away while MRT Guadalupe Station is just a leisurely stroll from the hotel so you can get around easily. Guadalupe Public Market is just within the vicinity as well as Guadalupe ABC Mall. The cozy hotel is surrounded by several food choices so you need only step outside the property to grab a bite to eat. 

Less than 7 kilometers away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Vista Apartelle showcases a selection of budget accommodations equipped with practical amenities to address your basic needs. Each air conditioned room features a TV. Each room also has an en suite bathroom complete with hot and cold shower, towels, and complimentary toiletries.

Vista Apartelle is equipped with complimentary WiFi access to keep you connected. The room service, on the other hand, lets you enjoy sumptuous meals partnered with cooling drinks right from your own room.

The financial district of Makati City has become a home to a lot of business offices and even shopping districts. Vista Apartelle is just a short bus, jeepney, or MRT train ride away from Makati Central Business District as well as from the Ayala Center and its several malls filled with endless food and shopping choices. 

Whether you are on business or vacation in Makati City, Vista Apartelle, with its cozy accommodations, will surely make you feel right at home.

Getting there and around

1 Lawton Ave., Fort Bonifacio, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila

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